Antibiotic Side Effect

Antibiotic side-effects commonly include nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, photosensitivity, fever, vaginal yeast infection, and discoloration of the tooth. Anaphylactic reactions, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, hypotension, arrhythmia, tendonitis, and seizures, though rare, are the serious adverse effects of an antibiotic.

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Why did I get periods thrice this month?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 46 years old female. I got periods three times this month. This happens for the first time in my menstrual history. I have three children (two normal vaginal birth and one is surgery). Kindly help with my issue.  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I want some more details before guiding you in treatment. 1) Was the bleeding heavy all three times? 2) What were the dates of the three bleeding episodes? 3) Are you taking any medication? 4) Did you take your COVID vaccine this mo...  Read Full »

What are the reasons for sour stomach?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 40-year old with a height of 5.10 inches and a weight of 110 kg. I have acute problems in the food digestion and a severe gas problem with a sour stomach. I have taken tablet Augmentin 625 Duo and capsule Doxt-SL for five days. Can you please help me?  Read Full »

Dr. Acha Varun Babu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have made a note of your history. You have already taken a couple of antibiotics for the past five days. Please let me know the following: 1) How about your bowel habits? 2) Do you have diabetes or hypertension? With you history, you have gas and di...  Read Full »

Is it advisable to take antibiotics for sinusitis?

Query: Hi doctor, I have recurring sinus infections, probably four or five per year on average. I had my COVID vaccine before one week and was sick for two to three days, but after that, I started having sinus pressure that was causing pain in my teeth. I went to the dentist to rule out an abscess. Today...  Read Full »

Dr. Satyajit Jalinder Pawar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query in detail. Before one week, you had the COVID vaccine. After which you stated having symptoms of dental pain, for which you have been prescribed tablet Cephalexin. Also, the infection is moderate to severe. It is safe to take antibioti...  Read Full »

Why do antibiotics cause vaginal itching?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25-year-old female. I visited a clinic a month ago with complaints of itchy rashes on my back and upper chest, the prescription of which I have attached. I took the medication for two weeks only. At the end of the first week, I developed an uncomfortable vaginal itch, but I contin...  Read Full »

Dr. B T Priya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have severe sweat rash with infection, and you are allergic to your sweat. Do you have a sinus, wheeze, or dust allergy? I must suggest you with steroids and antibiotics in such severe infection and disease. However, since you have vaginal itch after taking the ...  Read Full »

Why do I have indigestion and gas even after getting treated for H. pylori?

Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed with erosive gastritis last year. After ten days, I took PPI for H.pylori. I thought that I am completely alright. After three months, I started to have indigestion issues again. Then I started taking Famotidine for eight to nine months. Still, I have indigestion and gas ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please mention when you did H.pylori (Helicobacter pylori) blood test. If you tested it last year, then you have a high possibility that your erosive gastritis did not occur secondary to H.pylori. It occurred due to other causes like biliary gastritis, and drug-induced ...  Read Full »

Kindly help my 80-year-old grandmother, who is suffering from severe diarrhea for a week.

Query: Hello doctor,My 80-year-old grandmother is suffering from severe diarrhea for the past week. I have already taken a course of Ciproxin (Ciprofloxacin)250 mg along with Flagyl and Enflor sachet. Motions seem too little settled now, but she started vomiting twice daily since last night. I am really wo...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand you must be very concerned about her current condition. Well, you see, the ongoing motion can cause dehydration and salt loss via diarrhea. This can cause a kidney problem and can lead to vomiting. I strongly urge you to get some testing before givin...  Read Full »

Why do I stomach pain and bloating after taking Augmentin 625?

Query: Hello doctor, My age is 33 years. My height is 164 cms, and my weight is 67 kg. I am suffering from a sore throat, so I took Augmentin 625, 12 to 13 days back but found no improvement, but I started suffering from stomach pain and excessive gas. Now I am taking the below medicines as prescribed by...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq. com. Well, it is not uncommon to have gastric upsets after a course of antibiotics. And Antibiotics like Augmentin are notorious for causing this. This occurs secondary to the effect of Augmentin on decreasing the number of lactobacillus microorganisms that are normally ...  Read Full »

Why am I suffering from digestive problems after taking antibiotics a year and a half ago?

Query: Hi doctor,I took an antibiotic a year and a half ago, and I had digestive issues. I crave sugar often and mostly eat carbohydrates like bread and chocolate. I recently started to have green smoothies that had two big handfuls of spinach in them with protein powder every morning for four or five days...  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you had a digestive problem, and you took antibiotics for one and a half years. That antibiotic's name is not mentioned here. Now you have been suffering from constipation for one and half years and for the ...  Read Full »

Can antibiotics cause stomach issues?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having stomach issues for four years now. Recently, I was taking antibiotics for the tooth abscess. I was taking Augmentin, Clindamycin, Motrin, and Tylenol as suggested by my dentist. After taking it, I started to have some stomach issues. I am going to bathroom often. I have pre...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Bansari

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. After taking antibiotics, your gut bacterial composition has got changed and so it has started to cause some troubles in you. Weight gain is also seen. You have tried taking many medicines and finally, Viberzi has shown you some results. I...  Read Full »

What can cause acidic with heartburn and occasional stomach pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 51-year-old male. I was diagnosed with hay fever before four months. I was prescribed antihistamine, Omeprazole, and nasal spray for it. Though my symptoms got reduced, they never disappeared. After a couple of months, I started to have heartburn, regurgitation, difficulty in swal...  Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj Patil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Ulcer in the stomach is not shown as a diagnosis in the ultrasound. Some antibiotics that you are taking can cause side effects with an erosion of the stomach wall. I am not sure whether you are taking medications to reduce the secretion of acid in the stomach. On consi...  Read Full »

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